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dc.contributor.advisor Aranda, Jose
dc.creatorPalin, Jonathan Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T18:31:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T18:31:16Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/103540
dc.description.abstract In Under the Volcano , Lowry creates a world of excess, extreme situations, otherness and exoticism. Within this primitive Mexico, the protagonist, Geoffrey Firmin, experiences an individual degeneration. It is through Geoffrey Firmin's individual degeneration, along with the social degeneration of Mexico during the celebration of the Day of the Dead, that he accomplishes his goal of living as an Indio in Mexico. By living as an Indio in Mexico, however, he meets the same fate as the (dying) Indio on the side of the road. Lowry utilizes aspects of Mexican history, religion, macabre details of the Day of the Dead, and alcoholism to create a Mexico worthy of the Consul's "catastrophic success." In Lowry's world, we are able to observe the transformation of Firmin from pseudo-imperial Consul to a compañero , accepted into the ranks of the exploited.
dc.format.extent 50 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectBritish and Irish literature
Language, literature and linguistics
dc.title Death and degeneration in Malcolm Lowry's, Under the Volcano
dc.identifier.digital 304507973
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Hispanic and Classical Studies
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.callno THESIS SPAN. 2008 PALIN
dc.identifier.citation Palin, Jonathan Michael. "Death and degeneration in Malcolm Lowry's, Under the Volcano." (2008) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/103540.


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